Marco Gumabao owned up to his past feelings for fellow actor Julia Barretto.
Marco Gumabao was put on the hot seat when he appeared as Julia Barretto’s first guest in her Drink and Spill series for her YouTube vlog.
In the over 20-minute clip, Barretto and Gumabao talked about their friendship and matters of the heart while he applies make-up on her as they drink tequila.
One question that caught Gumabao off guard was when Barretto directly asked him if there was ever a time that he got attracted to her.
“Kapal ng mukha nito. Seryoso ka ba, tinatanong mo iyan?” reacted Gumabao upon hearing the question.
But he also did not waste time admitting that he once had a crush on Barretto.
“Oo naman,” he said. “Back story lang. Before, siyempre, lagi kaming magkakasama every week. Three times a week, magkakasama kami, minimum iyon. Siyempre mahihirapan kang hindi ma-attract sa kaibigan mo, ‘di ba?”
Nonetheless, Gumabao said he is grateful that he and Barretto decided to keep their friendship even after he confessed that to her.
“Solid talagang kaibigan si Julia. Minalas siya kasi hindi niya ako sinagot. Dumaan naman ako before sa phase na I liked Julia. Bata pa talaga kami noon, 19 siya tapos ako mga 21 yata,” he said
Gumabao recalled that it was about four or five years ago and that she was 18 or 19 and he was 21 back then. At the time, they had the same handler and would see each other every week.
“Heartbroken kasi siya noon (She was heartbroken then),” the “Just a Stranger” star explained why it did not work out between them.
“Yeah. I’d just gotten out of a relationship,” Barretto recalled.
“Oo, wrong timing ako,” said Gumabao with laughter.
Watch it below: